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RC-135W Rivet Joint

Definition/Scope: An electronic intelligence variant of the C-135 Stratolifter transport aircraft. Rivet Joint provides theater and national level consumers with near-real-time, on-scene intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination capabilities. Data link-reported data are typically displayed on GCCS and JTT. Target data can also be disseminated via link 16.

Used For:

surveillance aircraft by name

Broader Terms:

Air Force aircraft
C-135 Stratolifter
reconnaissance aircraft

Narrower Terms:

Link 16
VHF (secure)

Related Terms:

RC-135S Cobra Ball
RC-135U Combat Sent
RC-135X Cobra Eye

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